Governing board

Board sets district's policies

A nine-member Governing Board sets the policies for operation of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Board members are appointed by Florida’s governor to four-year terms and serve without pay. The Florida Senate must confirm all appointments to the water management district boards.

These volunteer advocates for Florida’s water meet monthly at the district’s Palatka Headquarters at 4049 Reid Street/Highway 100 West, and their meetings are open to the public. The Governing Board’s meeting agendas and supporting documentation are posted to this website.

In this section of our website, you can learn about the current Governing Board members, read about former members, scan agendas and minutes of meetings and learn about district priorities.

 

Meet our Governing Board

A nine-member Governing Board sets the policies for operation of the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the agency’s executive director administers those policies on a daily basis. Board members, who hold monthly public meetings, are appointed by Florida’s governor to four-year terms and serve without compensation. The Florida Senate must confirm all Board appointments.

Click on any photo or name to read brief biographical information about current Governing Board members.

Map of Governing Board member areas of representation

Map of representation areas

Board committees

An overview of the Board committees and their membership.

Finance, audit and administration
Ron Howse (Chair)
Fred Roberts
Chuck Drake
Alternate: Susan Dolan
Water Supply
Chuck Drake (Chair)
Doug Bournique
Susan Dolan
Doug Burnett
Alternate: Fred Roberts
Water Quality
Susan Dolan (Chair)
Doug Burnett
Ron Howse
Chuck Drake
Alternate: Fred Roberts
Lands and Natural Systems
Doug Burnett (Chair)
Doug Bournique
Susan Dolan
Alternate: Fred Roberts